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The Good Liar

A Novel
Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
4 out of 5 stars (75 ratings)

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Spinning a pause-resisting story of literary suspense that begins in the present and unwinds back more than half a century, this unforgettable debut channels the haunting allure of Atonement as its masterfully woven web of lies, secrets, and betrayals unravels to a shocking conclusion.

Veteran con artist Roy spots an obvious easy mark when he meets Betty, a wealthy widow, online. In no time at all, he's moved into Betty's lovely cottage and is preparing to accompany her on a romantic trip to Europe. Betty's grandson disapproves of their blossoming relationship, but Roy is sure this scheme will be a success. He knows what he's doing.

As this remarkable feat of storytelling weaves together Roy's and Betty's futures, it also unwinds their pasts. Dancing across almost a century, decades that encompass unthinkable cruelty, extraordinary resilience, and remarkable kindness, The Good Liar is an epic narrative of sin, salvation, and survival - and for Roy and Betty, there is a reckoning to be made when the endgame of Roy's crooked plot plays out.

©2016 Nicholas Searle (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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Hope the movie is better than the book?

Couldn't get through the first couple of chapters! I would like my credits back.

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Pompous

Just could not finish this stuffy, pompous and boring book. I got nearly half way in and still could not relate to any character or get much of a feel for the direction of the story other than a sting was going to happen.

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  • valerie
  • Detroit, MI, United States
  • 03-21-19

Might be a good liar but not a good story

There were several things I didn't like about this story. First, I don't like historical fiction. Second, the story needs to be believable, this wasn't. Finally, it was so predictable. I don't like predictable.

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